Iris told me that gamma rays have been done to death and she is going to use beta decay in the comic book she is writing.
Which led us to discussing, not just the electron-antineutrino pair that appears in neutron decay, but also the positron-neutrino pairs that can also result. Her ears pricked up.
"Are they anti-matter? How do they hold it?"
Umm, it's late and you should get to bed.
Why don't you ask your grandfather his war stories of delivering enough juice to power a Tokamak without browning out the entire surrounding region?
Some other time, I will tell you the story of how I raised my hand in graduate quantum class and asked the professor where in the periodic table do I find positronium. (I have a BS in Chemistry and have never seen positronium in a periodic table of elements. Have you?)
Anyway, the class erupted in laughter and I had no idea why. Absolute horror--nightmare where you show up to class without clothes type moment.
On the bright side, this could be a good plot element for her heroine.
BTW, what is the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel?
I would like a typo better
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